government. >> that means a faster transition to sustainable energy. the junior coalition partners used to support nuclear power but suddenly, they say that temporarily shut plants should be phased out for good. a senior party member, the economics minister, has one of the costs. >> if you are serious about it, and we are serious, then you have to agree to the consequences. there will be consequences in terms of the transition, in terms of decision making, and in terms of the effect on costs. >> that could mean higher prices for consumers. the debate is likely to rage on within the government. in german politics, energy policy is firmly back on the agenda. >> we are going to look at close pocketbooks. >> big spenders last year. they are hesitant now.